Moong Dal Kachori

Moong Dal Kachori

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A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve that deliciously crisp crust and hollow, well-cooked interior. The Moong Dal Kachori can be kept fresh and stored in an air-tight containers for 2 to 3 days. Just before serving, warm up the kachoris in an oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, fill them with curds and chutneys and serve!

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Moong Dal Kachori recipe - How to make Moong Dal Kachori

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 kachoris (12 kachori )
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For The Dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup melted ghee
salt to taste

For The Moong Dal Filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying
For the dough

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the moong dal filling

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the moong dal and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and ¼ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the besan, garam masala and dried mango powder and mix well.
  5. Divide the filling into 12 equal portions and keep aside to cool.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 63 mm. (2½ ") diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of the moong dal filling in the center.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough.
  5. Roll the filled portion again into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle, while ensuring that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 11 more kachoris.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, 6 kachoris at a time on a medium flame, for 4 minutes. Reduce the flame and deep-fry on a slow flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  8. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  9. Repeat step 7 to deep-fry 6 more kachoris.
  10. Serve immediately.

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Nutrient values per kachori
Energy195 cal
Protein4.1 g
Carbohydrates18.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat11.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A110.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid12.4 mcg
Calcium10.3 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg
Potassium113.7 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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Moong Dal Kachori
 on 03 Feb 18 10:33 AM

I tried this recipe today. And it came out fabulous. I just replaced maida flour with normal aata to make a little healthy and it tasted super. I guess, we can just make this dal mixture and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days and fill it in various things like parathas.. Thanks for this amazing recipe :)
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 15 Aug 17 08:11 PM

i tried this recipe and my husband and his friends loved it . thanks for sharing such interesting nd yummy recipes .
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Tarla Dalal    Hi,Manjit we are delighted you loved the Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
29 Aug 17 02:00 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 09 Mar 17 03:14 AM

Very nice....plz call me 9805250124
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
09 Mar 17 08:31 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 02 Dec 16 10:53 PM

Moong Dal Kachori
 on 22 Sep 16 06:21 PM

Hi.... I''ve tried this recipe several times.. Family relished it every tym... Thanx for dis easy recipe ...!!
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Tarla Dalal    Vandana, thanks for the feedback.
23 Sep 16 09:43 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 15 Sep 16 10:39 AM

Hi Tarla Ji, I tried your recepie but Kachori shell wasn''t flaky. Can you please point out the reason for that. Thanks, Lalit
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lalit, We have tried the recipe 2 times here and they have been very flaky as in the image. Make sure you have followed the exact recipe and that the dough has been well rested and also rolled well.
15 Sep 16 01:25 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 12 Aug 16 12:34 PM

It''s very nice
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bhagyashree, we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
12 Aug 16 12:47 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 21 Jul 16 10:24 AM

I LOVED this recipe mam,thanks for giving us such a wonderful recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Arshi , we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
21 Jul 16 10:46 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 13 Jul 16 04:06 PM

Thanks for such a nice recipe mam which is the best oven for baking I already have Sanyo microwave but in that cake doesn''t comes out perfectly so plz help me
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rubina, You can try this microwave cake recipe. just follow the exact recipe and cook on 100% and no need to use convection mode, use microwave mode
22 Jul 16 08:30 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
 on 13 Jul 16 09:14 AM

Thank u so much ma''am..... As newly married I was vry cautious abt cooking... Tried this kachori... N it came out really well... Gt every ones praise.... Thnk u??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Neetu, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
13 Jul 16 09:31 AM
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